But I'm guessing that Flare is popular because most technical writers are solo sailors on their own ship, without the need for collaboration from other writers. In my career, the number of collaborative projects has been very small. I am usually the only writer for the project, which means...

The following is a guest post by Sarah Maddox, a technical writer at Atlassian. Sarah Maddox In a recent conversation, Tom mentioned that he's been pondering this question: "Why, in a time when collaboration is more important than ever, do wikis still remain mostly unused as a help...

The following is a guest post by Akshay Bardia, a technical writer in Mumbai, India. Akshay Bardia Technical communicators work odd hours of the day as we cater to clients in different parts of the world. So, you could find yourself yawning on the Tokyo shift, worrying about the traffic on...

I'm a technical writer based in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Topics I write about on this blog include technical writing, authoring and publishing tools, API documentation, tech comm trends, visual communication, technical writing career advice, information architecture and...

A graduate student is collecting information about technical writers and blogging. For more information, see her explanation below and then take the survey (it's short): My name is Michelle, and I am a first-year Master's student studying Technical Communication. Currently, I am working on a...

Krista goes on to note what happens when you, as a technical writer, start speaking up and connecting various groups together: An unexpected aspect of being a technical writer is that it puts you in a position (sometimes against your will) of "stirring the post" and initiating changes in...

, she transitioned from Tech Writer to Scrum Master while the platform was being re-architected, learning the value of Agile first hand, and how the skill sets intersect and complement each other. Daniel Doornbos has been a technical communicator since 1982. He most recently worked as a...

in Four Types of Technical Writers Companies Are Looking For, the need for API technical writers is a growing trend, especially in the Silicon Valley area. If you have experience documenting APIs, which usually entails knowing at least one programming language, you have a lot more jobs to...

Although there's still a need for end-user technical writers, I think the demand is decreasing. Scott says, More and more products are actually being designed using familiar interface functionality — in other words, not everything needs to be explained. Technical writers have been...

You can view more details about the book here: How to Get Started As a Technical Writer Here are my responses to the questionnaire: Senior technical writer About 11 years. As a technical writer, I have always worked in companies that develop software. The companies vary in size and...

 

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